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Do You Strategize Business Strategy With Your CIO? - You Should

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No business would consider making significant changes to any of their business processes without first consulting their chief financial officer (CFO).  It is clear that significant change can only occur if there is enough cash flow to accommodate any modifications or additions to current structures, new investments or any of the other multitude of changes that a company's upper management might want to institute. 

The health and welfare of a company's financial picture is always recognized as a strategic factor when making major decisions.  In this day and age, where information technology provides a vital service for almost every business function, it seems ill-advised that a company would not also strategize business decisions with their CIO.

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Be an effective listener - 10 strategies to help you.

Be an effective listener - 10 strategies to help you.

All too often we are far more enthusiastic about talking than we are listening. Yet it is so vital if we are to communicate effectively. Most break downs in relationships are caused because people talk at each other without really making contact. Unless someone hears what has been said including the subtext the words have little value.

When we are actively listened to we feel valued and are far more likely to engage in negotiation and compromise.

Listening is about far more than words. Watching facial expression and body language is often a far more accurate barometer than the words that are being used.

Nice things being said where the smile doesn't reach the eyes is an obvious example.

To be an effective listener it is vital that you listen actively.

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Team Building: Developing A Team To Rely On

Team Building:  Developing A Team To Rely On

Team building is very important when it comes to managing people. People are simply more willing to work together, when the atmosphere encourages it. For many organizations this is quite necessary for the business to run well. When everyone gets along, things just go better. They provide better service to the customer. They work together to deliver satisfaction with smiles. They also help to promote employee retention. Customers are happy, employees are happy, and the world is now a better place, right?

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